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dc.contributor.authorGondal, Farrukh Mehmooden_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:42:08Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:42:08Z
dc.date.issued2007-04-27en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-07282007-164207en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34222
dc.description.abstractStructural Health Monitoring (SHM) of automobile tires has been an active area of research in the last few years. Within this area, the monitoring of strain on tires using wireless devices and networks is gaining prominence because these techniques do not require any wired connections. Various tire manufacturers are looking into SHM of automobile tires due to the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) act which demands installation of tire pressure monitoring devices within the tire. Besides measuring tire pressures, tire manufactures are also examining ways to measure strain and temperature as well to enhance overall safety of an automobile. A sensor system that can measure the overall strain of a tire is known as a centralized strain sensing system. However, a centralized strain sensing system cannot find the location and severity of the damage on the tire, which is a basic requirement. Various sensors such as acceleration and optical sensors have also been proposed to be used together to get more local damage information on the tire. In this thesis we have developed a strain sensing system that performs local strain measurements on the tire and transmits them to a console inside the vehicle wirelessly. Our sensing system utilizes a new sensing material called Metal RubberTM which is shown to be conductive like metal, and flexible as rubber. Also, we have also developed a reliable and an energy efficient geographic routing protocol for transporting strain data wirelessly from a tire surface to the driver of the automobile.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartFarrukh_Gondal_Thesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectStructural Health Monitoring (SHM)en_US
dc.subjectTire Strainen_US
dc.subjectWireless Sensor Network (WSN)en_US
dc.subjectGeographic Routing Protocolen_US
dc.subjectNesCen_US
dc.subjectTinyOSen_US
dc.subjectResistive Strain Gaugeen_US
dc.titleEmbedded Wireless Sensor Network for Aircraft/Automobile Tire Structural Health Monitoringen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMishra, Amitabhen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoffitt, Ronald D.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07282007-164207/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairKapania, Rakesh K.en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-07-28en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-08-17
dc.date.adate2007-08-17en_US


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